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Optics Express

  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 1999
  • pp: 129–132
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Govind P. Agrawal, Cun-Zheng Ning, and Maxi San Miguel  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 4, Issue 3, pp. 129-132 (1999)

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SPATIAL AND POLARIZATION DYNAMICS OF SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS: Special Joint Issue of the Journal of the Optical Society of America B and Optics Express Feature announcement

© Optical Society of America


Special Joint Issue of the Journal of the Optical Society of America B and Optics Express

Submission Deadline: March 31, 1999

The special issue will serve to give a snapshot of the recent progress in the study of spatial and polarization dynamics in semiconductor lasers. Both the Journal of the Optical Society of America B (JOSA B) and Optics Express (OpEx) will publish special issues. While JOSA B publishes papers in a traditional format, OpEx can easily handle color pictures and video or audio animations because of its electronic format.

Several recent developments have resulted in significant progress in the study of transverse effects and spatial mode dynamics in semiconductor lasers. Demands for higher and higher output powers have led to the development of wide-stripe lasers, coupled laser arrays, integrated master-oscillator power amplifiers (MOPA’s), and other more complex laser structures for which the spatial dependence of the laser mode becomes important. This is especially true for vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSEL’s), devices that have recently become commercially available and are being proposed for a multitude of interesting applications. In the case of a VCSEL, the transverse-mode behavior is inherently more complex than that of traditional edge-emitting lasers because of the large Fresnel number associated with VCSEL’s.

The authors should consult OpticsNet (http://www.osa.org) or OpEx (http://www.opticsexpress.org) for further details about the format of each journal. We encourage authors to submit papers with color pictures and video animations to OpEx. Papers in the following areas are solicited:

  1. Transverse modes in new laser structures such as oxide-confined VCSEL’s, gain, index, or complex-guided lasers;
  2. Space-time-resolved modeling and simulations of large aperture, or broad waveguide, edge- and surface-emitting lasers;
  3. Experimental characterization of laser beams including near- and far-field measurements of edge- and surface-emitting lasers;
  4. Control of the beam profile and control of space-time chaos in broad-area lasers and laser arrays;
  5. Theory and model development for comprehensive space-time resolved modeling with electronic, thermal, and optical couplings;
  6. Polarization dynamics and polarization control in different VCSEL structures;
  7. Quantum noise, amplitude squeezing, polarization fluctuations and their relation to transverse modes;
  8. Localized structures in semiconductor devices.

Authors should submit papers to the journal that they deem most appropriate; the editors reserve the right to assign the papers to either journal. JOSA B papers should be identified as SPDSL feature issue papers and submitted to the Optical Society of America, Manuscript Office, 2010 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 or submitted electronically according to the instructions on OpticsNet (http://www.osa.org). Papers submitted to OpEx (http://www.opticsexpress.org) should be identified as SPDSL feature issue papers and should adhear to the OpEx style guide.

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: February 1, 1999
Published: February 1, 1999

, "New Feature Announcement," Opt. Express 4, 129-132 (1999)

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